Chorá in Kalymnos Regional Unit, South Aegean Region, Greece
Historic Centre (Chorá)
Monastery of Saint John the Theologian
—World Heritage Site —
[Marker text printed in Greek and English script:]
The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse
World Heritage Site
The Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse are inscribed in the List of World Heritage Sites of the Convention for the Protection of World Heritage of the UNESCO. Inclusion in the list recognizes the exceptional value of a cultural site so that it may be protected for the benefit of all Humanity.
Erected 1999 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization marker series.
Location. 37° 18.568′ N, 26° 32.885′ E. Marker is in Chorá, South Aegean Region, in Kalymnos Regional Unit. Marker can be reached from Skala-Chorá Road. Touch for map. Duplicate markers appear at the two sacred buildings forming the Chorá World Heritage Site, both of which are off the Skala-Chorá Road, southeast of Skala Village - one on the wall at the west entrance to the Cave of the Apocalypse
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Historic Centre (Chorá) (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Liberation of Patmos (approx. 1.6 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Monastery of Saint John the Theologian. ... In 1088, Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos gave the island of Patmos to the soldier-priest John Christodoulos. The greater part of the monastery was completed by Christodoulos three years later. He heavily fortified the exterior because of the threats of piracy and Seljuk Turks. ... (Submitted on June 6, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Christianity; Greek Orthodox Church; John or Osios Christodoulos; Book of Revelation; St. John the Devine; Cave of the Apocalypse; Chorá (or Hora, capital of Patmos); Greece.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on June 21, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on June 5, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 6, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 11. submitted on June 7, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.